The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 24 May 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngLuxury looks to different markets<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-looks-to-different-markets-2049990/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/luxury car.jpg' border='0'/></a>Japan and the US are the new luxury destinations, says Will Hutchings of Goldman Sachs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-looks-to-different-markets-2049990/Fri, 22 May 2015 12:05Magic Circle fall behind other firms in views of female buyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-fall-behind-other-firms-in-views-of-female-buyers-86857949/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/women3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Magic Circle law firms are trailing the majority of UK law firms - getting a brand rating equal to just 74 per cent of that of the average firm, according to a survey of 360 general counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-fall-behind-other-firms-in-views-of-female-buyers-86857949/Fri, 22 May 2015 12:05Reed Smith opens in Frankfurt after raiding other US firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-opens-in-frankfurt-after-raiding-other-us-firms-7264652/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/frankfurt (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Reed Smith opens its second office in Germany on 1 June - with seven partners who come from Mayer Brown, Orrick, Wilkie Farr and Jones Day.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-opens-in-frankfurt-after-raiding-other-us-firms-7264652/Fri, 22 May 2015 12:05Regulator pressure leads to more lawyer appointments in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-pressure-leads-to-more-lawyer-appointments-in-australia-79094074/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australian flag (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Australian financial services regulator ASIC is becoming so short of resources that lawyers are starting to fill the breach by taking on official roles as compliance consultants to banks and other institutions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-pressure-leads-to-more-lawyer-appointments-in-australia-79094074/Fri, 22 May 2015 12:05Slater + Gordon to buy law firm from troubled Quindell in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-to-buy-law-firm-from-troubled-quindell-in-uk-83216317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (11).jpg' border='0'/></a>Quindell, the UK-listed company with a troubled history, says it has received the regulatory clearance which will let it sell its law firm subsidiaries to the Australian personal injury specialist.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-to-buy-law-firm-from-troubled-quindell-in-uk-83216317/Fri, 22 May 2015 12:05Hogan and Bakers start to seek out high flyers from poor backgrounds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hogan-and-bakers-start-to-seek-out-high-flyers-from-poor-backgrounds-86874881/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/career (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovells and Baker & McKenzie are installing software which will help them spot recruitment candidates which lack sparking CVs because of their underprivileged backgrounds but who have the potential to rise high.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hogan-and-bakers-start-to-seek-out-high-flyers-from-poor-backgrounds-86874881/Fri, 22 May 2015 12:05Bird & Bird heads for Luxembourg<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bird--bird-heads-for-luxembourg-30362200/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Luxembourg (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm will set up its 28th office when it is granted permission by the Luxembourg Bar to open up shop in the city, the site of the new Unified Patents Court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bird--bird-heads-for-luxembourg-30362200/Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05IP expert lawyer: luxury brands should stop whinging and learn Chinese laws<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-expert-lawyer-luxury-brands-should-stop-whinging-and-learn-chinese-laws-47177221/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_191085812.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury brands should stop moaning about copyright infringement in China and simply ensure they do not drop a stitch when protecting their products, a leading lawyer said at the Luxury Law Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-expert-lawyer-luxury-brands-should-stop-whinging-and-learn-chinese-laws-47177221/Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05Seyfarth Shaw chair starts to tweet as other BigLaw heads shun Twitter<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/seyfarth-shaw-chair-starts-to-tweet-as-other-biglaw-heads-shun-twitter-56180766/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Twitter (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Stephen Poor may not think his nine tweets are particularly extraordinary but the fact that he tweets at all sets him at odds with his counterparts in the most profitable 15 US law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/seyfarth-shaw-chair-starts-to-tweet-as-other-biglaw-heads-shun-twitter-56180766/Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05Australia follows US in client auction service for lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-follows-us-in-client-auction-service-for-lawyers-89024774/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australian flag1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An auction service - in which lawyers can bid for work offered by potential clients - has been set up in Australia, following the example of four similar schemes in the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-follows-us-in-client-auction-service-for-lawyers-89024774/Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05Denton partner profits rise driven by Middle East and banking<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/denton-partner-profits-rise-driven-by-middle-east-and-banking-71549607/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Profits per equity partner rose in the world's largest firm to &pound;502,000 per head in UKMEA - driven by double-digit growth in the Middle East and UK strengths in banking, media, IT and real estate in 2014/15.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/denton-partner-profits-rise-driven-by-middle-east-and-banking-71549607/Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05Freshfields loses sole competition partner in Vienna<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-loses-sole-competition-partner-in-vienna-34256080/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Vienna2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Axel Reidlinger is leaving to set up his own boutique practice, meaning that there will be five associates in the Freshfields office in the Austrian capital who practice antitrust but no partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-loses-sole-competition-partner-in-vienna-34256080/Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05Magic Circle focuses on London but loses brand awareness in rest of UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-focuses-on-london-but-loses-brand-awareness-in-rest-of-uk-8575357/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>New brand research makes disturbing reading for many leading UK firms - showing that Linklaters, for instance, is building up its London brand but declining abroad and that the Magic Circle have lost 15 per cent of awareness in the broader UK market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-focuses-on-london-but-loses-brand-awareness-in-rest-of-uk-8575357/Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05Leaders in luxury awarded at the Luxury Law Summit 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leaders-in-luxury-awarded-at-the-luxury-law-summit-2015-27688527/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Christian Louboutin.jpg' border='0'/></a>Christian Louboutin has headed up a cast of luxury winners at the Luxury Law Awards, sponsored by Georg Jensen.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leaders-in-luxury-awarded-at-the-luxury-law-summit-2015-27688527/Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05Real estate firm blames over-expansion for collapse and loss of 700 posts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/real-estate-firm-blames-over-expansion-for-collapse-and-loss-of-700-posts-51700737/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Flo11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Florida-based Butler & Hosch has just closed down - following the sending of an email by the CEO to the 700 staff telling them that there were insufficient funds to pay them at the end of the week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/real-estate-firm-blames-over-expansion-for-collapse-and-loss-of-700-posts-51700737/Wed, 20 May 2015 08:05Law firm report exposes dark side of financial services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-report-exposes-dark-side-of-financial-services-73563146/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cri1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A murky picture of Wall St and the City of London emerges from a Labaton Sucharow report which suggests that the more people earn the more sceptical they get - and that a third of UK individuals would do insider trading if they could go undetected.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-report-exposes-dark-side-of-financial-services-73563146/Wed, 20 May 2015 10:05Lawyers blamed over Thomas Cook's handling of family tragedy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-blamed-over-thomas-cooks-handling-of-family-tragedy-36181873/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tho1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A legalistic approach taken by travel company Thomas Cook after two children died on holiday in Corfu has been blamed for a serious mishandling of the issue - leading to a public outcry, an apparent boycott of the company and a social media petition.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-blamed-over-thomas-cooks-handling-of-family-tragedy-36181873/Wed, 20 May 2015 10:05White & Case Indonesia head recruited to boost Sidley Austin's M&A team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-indonesia-head-recruited-to-boost-sidley-austins-ma-team-88405192/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sin15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Charlie Wilson - an M&A and private equity specialist who has been with White & Case for six years - will be joining the Singapore office of Sidley Austin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-indonesia-head-recruited-to-boost-sidley-austins-ma-team-88405192/Wed, 20 May 2015 08:05BigLaw wrests IP work away from boutiques<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-wrests-ip-work-away-from-boutiques-50967612/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tra1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The top 50 law firms in the US took 61% of specialist patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets disputes in 2014 - up from 36% in 2011, according to research from LexisNexis/CounselLink.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-wrests-ip-work-away-from-boutiques-50967612/Wed, 20 May 2015 10:05Harper Macleod aims for growth by tripling Edinburgh office size<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/harper-macleod-aims-for-growth-by-tripling-edinburgh-office-size-80692889/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Edi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading Scottish law firm Harper Macleod is to treble the physical size of its Edinburgh operations next month when it moves to new offices in the city.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/harper-macleod-aims-for-growth-by-tripling-edinburgh-office-size-80692889/Wed, 20 May 2015 08:05Dentons launches tech lab with aim of transforming law practices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-launches-tech-lab-with-aim-of-transforming-law-practices-60100077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Art11.jpg' border='0'/></a>NextLaw Labs, the new Silicon Valley subsidiary of Dentons, is soon to announce an app built with a client which aims to manage risk by using field data collected by staff on their mobiles.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-launches-tech-lab-with-aim-of-transforming-law-practices-60100077/Wed, 20 May 2015 10:05Clients push law firms to outsource<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-push-law-firms-to-outsource-41568245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Out11.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel and other buyers of legal services are increasingly putting pressure on law firms to outsource, according to the 2014/15 survey on outsourcing from Williams Lea and Sandpiper Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-push-law-firms-to-outsource-41568245/Wed, 20 May 2015 08:05Majority of GCs experience tension with business colleagues on M&A deals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/majority-of-gcs-experience-tension-with-business-colleagues-on-ma-deals-99350055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Han1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 57% of senior lawyers and executives are taking a new approach to handling divestments - as these deals move to the centre of the current M&A agenda - but over 70% of sell-offs create friction between lawyers and business colleagues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/majority-of-gcs-experience-tension-with-business-colleagues-on-ma-deals-99350055/Wed, 20 May 2015 07:05Move starts in US public sector to hire more law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/move-starts-in-us-public-sector-to-hire-more-law-firms-71433553/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Get1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania is behind an initiative which saw one of the state's biggest employers take on three firms of lawyers, rather than one, to advise on finance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/move-starts-in-us-public-sector-to-hire-more-law-firms-71433553/Wed, 20 May 2015 07:05Intel and Marriott Vacations win top places in Legal Department rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/intel-and-marriott-vacations-win-top-places-in-legal-department-rankings-12583396/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Intel, Marriott, the Wikimedia Foundation and Office Depot are the four winners of the 2015 'Best Legal Departments' awards, from ALM, the publishers of Corporate Counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/intel-and-marriott-vacations-win-top-places-in-legal-department-rankings-12583396/Wed, 20 May 2015 07:05Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-20027272/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Haw11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-20027272/Wed, 20 May 2015 07:05BigLaw is entrenched in inefficiency, says author<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-is-entrenched-in-inefficiency-says-author-24599315/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Boa14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Boies Schiller associate and leading author, Elizabeth Wurtzel, claims that large law firms are so deeply inefficient that they appear incapable of change.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/biglaw-is-entrenched-in-inefficiency-says-author-24599315/Tue, 19 May 2015 09:05Law firm sponsors marijuana professorship<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-sponsors-marijuana-professorship-92782337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Can12.jpg' border='0'/></a>A law firm based in Colorado is funding a chair in marijuana law at the University of Denver - a sponsorship which is believed to mark a first in the sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-sponsors-marijuana-professorship-92782337/Tue, 19 May 2015 07:05Law firms warned of dangers of over-expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-warned-of-dangers-of-over-expansion-79245877/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Glo11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms could expose themselves to new dangers - over-expansion and having to wash their dirty linen in public - if they take the route that Gateley is considering by listing on a stock market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-warned-of-dangers-of-over-expansion-79245877/Tue, 19 May 2015 09:05Facebook seeks to gag lawyer who specialises in online bullying<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/facebook-seeks-to-gag-lawyer-who-specialises-in-online-bullying-82298255/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tel13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The CEO of Facebook in Israel has urged the Tel Aviv District Court to stop Guy Ophir, a lawyer who has acted for clients alleging bullying by the internet giant, from publishing her home address, private telephone numbers and other details.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/facebook-seeks-to-gag-lawyer-who-specialises-in-online-bullying-82298255/Tue, 19 May 2015 09:05Slaughters considers opening door to lateral recruits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slaughters-considers-opening-door-to-lateral-recruits-88418363/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hon110.jpg' border='0'/></a>Having made its first lateral hire in 125 years at the start of last year, Slaughter and May has said that it might make other such appointments to build strength in particularly competitive markets.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slaughters-considers-opening-door-to-lateral-recruits-88418363/Tue, 19 May 2015 08:05BakerHostetler point finger at employees over data security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakerhostetler-point-finger-at-employees-over-data-security-55039296/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The majority of security breach cases are caused by employee negligence (36%) or insider theft (16%), according to an analysis of the matters it advised on in 2014, according to BakerHostetler.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakerhostetler-point-finger-at-employees-over-data-security-55039296/Tue, 19 May 2015 09:05Brodies and Pinsents head Scottish league tables<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brodies-and-pinsents-head-scottish-league-tables-56796664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Abe1.jpg' border='0'/></a>With 350 fee earners, Brodies is the largest Scottish law firm - 10 % larger than Pinsent Masons, and 36% larger than the third largest practice, Maclay Murray & Spens.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brodies-and-pinsents-head-scottish-league-tables-56796664/Tue, 19 May 2015 09:05Foreign investors warned over inconsistency as China moves ahead on bankruptcy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-investors-warned-over-inconsistency-as-china-moves-ahead-on-bankruptcy-32863961/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi16.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of defaults and corporate failures is on the increase in the People's Republic - and foreign investors and traders are being warned that some court decisions could appear inconsistent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-investors-warned-over-inconsistency-as-china-moves-ahead-on-bankruptcy-32863961/Tue, 19 May 2015 09:05US firms pay $2.7m in settlement over Ponzi schemes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-firms-pay-$27m-in-settlement-over-ponzi-schemes-30203396/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Louisiana1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two Louisiana firms have not admitted liability but have agreed to pay at least $1m each to settle claims that their conduct helped jailed former billionaire Allen Stanford operate a gigantic Ponzi scheme.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-firms-pay-$27m-in-settlement-over-ponzi-schemes-30203396/Mon, 18 May 2015 10:05New York lawyers fight move to make it easier to sue foreign firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-lawyers-fight-move-to-make-it-easier-to-sue-foreign-firms-54380406/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york (7)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York City Bar is among the opponents of a bill which would mean that foreign businesses operating in New York could be sued in the jurisdiction for acts that are carried out elsewhere.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-lawyers-fight-move-to-make-it-easier-to-sue-foreign-firms-54380406/Mon, 18 May 2015 10:05North American lawyers accept 50pc pay cut in return for quality of life<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/north-american-lawyers-accept-50pc-pay-cut-in-return-for-quality-of-life-37474998/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lifestyle.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some large law firms in Canada and the US are 'addressing lawyers' requests for work-life balance' by offering new non-partnership track roles - but the price appears to be that they get half the usual salary, says recruiter Robert Half Legal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/north-american-lawyers-accept-50pc-pay-cut-in-return-for-quality-of-life-37474998/Mon, 18 May 2015 10:05Clients demand more of firms on data security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-demand-more-of-firms-on-data-security-77352467/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data security1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The increasing focus on data security and privacy, which permeates all levels of the business community, is starting to force the pace of change in the legal profession.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-demand-more-of-firms-on-data-security-77352467/Mon, 18 May 2015 10:05Top 30 foreign firms grow at 13pc in London, led by Lathams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-30-foreign-firms-grow-at-13pc-in-london-led-by-lathams-53471756/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (11).jpg' border='0'/></a>Latham & Watkins - pushed up by a 27 per cent rise last year in London revenues - heads a ranking by The Lawyer magazine, followed by White & Case and then Baker & McKenzie.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-30-foreign-firms-grow-at-13pc-in-london-led-by-lathams-53471756/Mon, 18 May 2015 10:05A&O rescues Sao Paolo office by persuading last partner to stay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-rescues-sao-paolo-office-by-persuading-last-partner-to-stay-56050384/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/san paulo (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Without the decision of banking partner Bruno Soares to remain with Allen & Overy, the firm would have been left with just two associates in Brazil's biggest city.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-rescues-sao-paolo-office-by-persuading-last-partner-to-stay-56050384/Mon, 18 May 2015 09:05Luxury law arrives in London tomorrow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-law-arrives-in-london-tomorrow-53381866/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cartier2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The world of luxury law is coming to London tomorrow with 250 top executives, from CEOs to general counsel, arriving at the Luxury Law Summit 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-law-arrives-in-london-tomorrow-53381866/Mon, 18 May 2015 01:05Locke Lord re-positions its tax department<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locke-lord-re-positions-its-tax-department-69863659/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has restructured its tax department, making it one of the firm's top offerings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locke-lord-re-positions-its-tax-department-69863659/Fri, 15 May 2015 10:05Top companies under siege from regulatory actions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-companies-under-siege-from-regulatory-actions-84271269/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_276597380.jpg' border='0'/></a>Companies globally expect an increase in litigation with the US litigation and regulatory environment posing major challenges in particular.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-companies-under-siege-from-regulatory-actions-84271269/Mon, 18 May 2015 01:05Apple electric car battery case looks likely to settle<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/apple-electric-car-battery-case-looks-likely-to-settle-73733446/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/apple (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>The company denied the claims which were made last year over the company's alleged efforts to recruit engineers from a battery company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/apple-electric-car-battery-case-looks-likely-to-settle-73733446/Fri, 15 May 2015 09:05Sleepless nights at the bar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sleepless-nights-at-the-bar-21985354/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sleeping.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barristers are under major stress with more than one in two unable to sleep at night and the majority criticising leadership at the bar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sleepless-nights-at-the-bar-21985354/Fri, 15 May 2015 09:05BakerHostetler nabs 25 McKenna healthcare lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakerhostetler-nabs-25-mckenna-healthcare-lawyers-71580741/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/healthcare2.jpg' border='0'/></a>With McKenna Long & Aldridge preparing for its merger with Dentons, its healthcare team is on the move.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakerhostetler-nabs-25-mckenna-healthcare-lawyers-71580741/Fri, 15 May 2015 09:05Greenberg Traurig expands Warsaw real estate team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-expands-warsaw-real-estate-team-89945464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Warsaw2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Greenberg Traurig is expanding its international real estate practice in Warsaw with two teams joining from the local offices of London law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-expands-warsaw-real-estate-team-89945464/Fri, 15 May 2015 09:05Greeks reject advice over Elgin marbles<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greeks-reject-advice-over-elgin-marbles-25472527/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/amal (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In an unexpected turn of events, the Greek government is going to deal with the contentious Elgin marbles by diplomatic means, despite advice from Amal Clooney to use international law to regain the national treasures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greeks-reject-advice-over-elgin-marbles-25472527/Fri, 15 May 2015 09:05Law professors write to Google over right to be forgotten<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-professors-write-to-google-over-right-to-be-forgotten-29263881/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/google (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The experts are calling on Google to be more transparent in its decisions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-professors-write-to-google-over-right-to-be-forgotten-29263881/Fri, 15 May 2015 09:05Bar head says law associations need to use social media<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bar-head-says-law-associations-need-to-use-social-media-16898672/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers need to be switched on to social media, and that includes bar associations, the new head of the Cincinaati bar says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bar-head-says-law-associations-need-to-use-social-media-16898672/Thu, 14 May 2015 15:05Legal aid lawyers fear further cuts under new government<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-aid-lawyers-fear-further-cuts-under-new-government-24974726/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal Aid lawyers and the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) are bracing themselves for further cuts to the legal aid budget now that Michael Gove is now the Lord Chancellor and a Conservative government is in place.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-aid-lawyers-fear-further-cuts-under-new-government-24974726/Thu, 14 May 2015 15:05Insurance work dropping off for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/insurance-work-dropping-off-for-law-firms-99503338/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/insurance1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Practitioners are continuing to see more work being kept in-house as insurance and reinsurance companies try to lower costs, according to a recent review of the insurance market by Who's Who Legal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/insurance-work-dropping-off-for-law-firms-99503338/Thu, 14 May 2015 15:05NI equality groups warn UK gov over human rights proposals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-equality-groups-warn-uk-gov-over-human-rights-proposals-65179299/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Northern Ireland human rights and equality organisations are warning the UK government over a proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act which could jeopardise the historic Good Friday peace Agreement.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-equality-groups-warn-uk-gov-over-human-rights-proposals-65179299/Thu, 14 May 2015 15:05Law firms eye up Gateley flotation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-eye-up-gateley-flotation-65455541/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/City_of_London_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are watching the Gateley proposed Aim flotation with great interest but only four per cent are currently considering it as an option.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-eye-up-gateley-flotation-65455541/Thu, 14 May 2015 16:05Lloyds Bank is looking to outsource low-level work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lloyds-bank-is-looking-to-outsource-low-level-work-37179733/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lloyds2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lloyds Bank, the FTSE100 financial services giant, has started an external tender process for select litigation work at the bank following on from a series of redundancies in its in-house team last month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lloyds-bank-is-looking-to-outsource-low-level-work-37179733/Thu, 14 May 2015 15:05Luxury general counsel head for the Lux Law Summit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-general-counsel-head-for-the-lux-law-summit-66277979/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/GLS.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury general counsel are heading for London next week to discuss the key issues impacting the sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-general-counsel-head-for-the-lux-law-summit-66277979/Fri, 15 May 2015 11:05EY beefs up financial regulatory practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-beefs-up-financial-regulatory-practice-47945244/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city8.jpg' border='0'/></a>EY has moved to expand its financial regulatory practice with the recruit of two city of London partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-beefs-up-financial-regulatory-practice-47945244/Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05Lowest paid lawyers score highest in happiness<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lowest-paid-lawyers-score-highest-in-happiness-61855185/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stress4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers in lower paid jobs are happier than their better paid peers and feel more competent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lowest-paid-lawyers-score-highest-in-happiness-61855185/Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05US Justice for black defendants undermined by lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-justice-for-black-defendants-undermined-by-lawyers-17751963/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/courtroom1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Black defendants are dealt with by mainly white lawyers, undermining the justice system, says the ABA.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-justice-for-black-defendants-undermined-by-lawyers-17751963/Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05Law firms struggle with over-capacity and new competitors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-struggle-with-over-capacity-and-new-competitors-11437933/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Although the recession has eased and business levels and confidence is noticeably higher, law firms are still battling for growth in the face of competition from the profession and from external organisations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-struggle-with-over-capacity-and-new-competitors-11437933/Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05JP Morgan aims to attract women lawyers through back-to-work scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jp-morgan-aims-to-attract-women-lawyers-through-back-to-work-scheme-24233123/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_160975910.jpg' border='0'/></a>The programme is designed as an internship for women who want to get back to work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jp-morgan-aims-to-attract-women-lawyers-through-back-to-work-scheme-24233123/Wed, 13 May 2015 13:05Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-5253216/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mellon.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-5253216/Wed, 13 May 2015 13:05In-house lawyers need 'influencing skills'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-need-influencing-skills-52161459/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/skills.jpg' border='0'/></a>The move from private practice to in-house demands different skills such as the ability to influence and an understanding of business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-need-influencing-skills-52161459/Wed, 13 May 2015 13:05In-house counsel failing independence test on risk management<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-counsel-failing-independence-test-on-risk-management-35268812/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/risk (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new report suggests many corporate counsel struggle to navigate conflicts between their ethical obligations and company expectations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-counsel-failing-independence-test-on-risk-management-35268812/Wed, 13 May 2015 13:05Dentons restructures Singapore operations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-restructures-singapore-operations-76487024/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore37.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons is restructuring its Singapore office as it moves to integrate the firm post-merger.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-restructures-singapore-operations-76487024/Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05Cravath IP partner defends US patent system<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cravath-ip-partner-defends-us-patent-system-55493817/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/patents2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Criticism of the US patent system is unjustified, says a former director of the US Patent and Trademark Office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cravath-ip-partner-defends-us-patent-system-55493817/Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05Blake Morgan ramps up London presence with merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blake-morgan-ramps-up-london-presence-with-merger-33501455/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (5)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK top 50 firm Blake Morgan has boosted its London presence through a merger with Piper Smith Watton, the Westminster-based firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blake-morgan-ramps-up-london-presence-with-merger-33501455/Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05Gateley set to become first UK listed law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gateley-set-to-become-first-uk-listed-law-firm-50304379/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_276810398.jpg' border='0'/></a>Midlands-based law firm Gateley is the first law firm in Britain to become a public company after it appointed bankers to advise on a &pound;140m London float.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gateley-set-to-become-first-uk-listed-law-firm-50304379/Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05Costs management needs to be reviewed<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/costs-management-needs-to-be-reviewed-41472978/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Court (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading judge has expressed his “deep unease about the desert of applications” to vary costs budgets - with practitioners responding that they are positively avoiding doing so.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/costs-management-needs-to-be-reviewed-41472978/Tue, 12 May 2015 11:05Slow financial start for US law firms in 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slow-financial-start-for-us-law-firms-in-2015-77336176/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Citibank5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Large law firms had a slow start to 2015 with modest revenue growth and flat demand in the first quarter, compared with the same period last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slow-financial-start-for-us-law-firms-in-2015-77336176/Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05Pensions increase in importance in UK divorces<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/pensions-increase-in-importance-in-uk-divorces-84747342/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pensions1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pensions are now as important as property in UK divorce settlements and likely to increase further.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/pensions-increase-in-importance-in-uk-divorces-84747342/Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05Scottish law firms see figures improve<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-law-firms-see-figures-improve-73156181/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scottish flag2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Smaller law firms are enjoying more financial success than their larger colleagues in Scotland, says the Scottish Law Society's annual report but there are still firms only earning &pound;15k profit a year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-law-firms-see-figures-improve-73156181/Wed, 13 May 2015 14:05Value is a moveable feast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/value-is-a-moveable-feast-75126923/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Value1.jpg' border='0'/></a>No two clients have the same definition of value, says Nathaniel Slavin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/value-is-a-moveable-feast-75126923/Mon, 11 May 2015 10:05US law firms less likely to conduct client feedback than globally<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-law-firms-less-likely-to-conduct-client-feedback-than-globally-36939385/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/feedback1.jpg' border='0'/></a>US corporates have less opportunity to give feedback on external law firm performance than globally.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-law-firms-less-likely-to-conduct-client-feedback-than-globally-36939385/Mon, 11 May 2015 10:05Legal sector in expansion mode<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-sector-in-expansion-mode-13943175/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/human resources.jpg' border='0'/></a>There is good news for the legal marketplace after figures released by the US Bureau of Labor revealed legal employment was on the up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-sector-in-expansion-mode-13943175/Mon, 11 May 2015 11:05Companies need to prepare for Brexit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/companies-need-to-prepare-for-brexit-8893913/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/European.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading law firm has called on businesses to prepare for Britain's exit from the EU following the Conservative Party's victory last week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/companies-need-to-prepare-for-brexit-8893913/Mon, 11 May 2015 10:05Professors provide legal framework for companies to share patents<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/professors-provide-legal-framework-for-companies-to-share-patents-30813763/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/patents (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Companies could share information and agree not to initiate patent litigation under the agreement.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/professors-provide-legal-framework-for-companies-to-share-patents-30813763/Mon, 11 May 2015 15:05Join the Luxury Law Summit next week...<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/join-the-luxury-law-summit-next-week-82125755/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/car3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Luxury Legal set is heading for London next week and only a few places remain.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/join-the-luxury-law-summit-next-week-82125755/Mon, 11 May 2015 10:05Shardul Amarchand starts 50-lawyer hiring spree with 70pc pay hikes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shardul-amarchand-starts-50-lawyer-hiring-spree-with-70pc-pay-hikes-71354091/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mum12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shardul Shroff - the older of the two brothers who have now split India's leading firm, Amarchand & Mangaldas, between them - has begun recruiting in Mumbai in order to build up an office that will compete with that of his brother in the city.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shardul-amarchand-starts-50-lawyer-hiring-spree-with-70pc-pay-hikes-71354091/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05Profits per partner slump to &pound;15,000 among Glasgow sole practitioners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profits-per-partner-slump-to-15000-among-glasgow-sole-practitioners-83538388/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gla13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest financial survey of Scottish law firms has shown a profession struggling in certain areas to reach the earnings levels of previous years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profits-per-partner-slump-to-15000-among-glasgow-sole-practitioners-83538388/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05CC to fend off raids on rainmakers by more flexible partner pay scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-to-fend-off-raids-on-rainmakers-by-more-flexible-partner-pay-scheme-30139167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Boa17.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partners in Clifford Chance have voted in a framework for a new pay system which will give them more flexibility to reward rising stars and make defections less likely.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-to-fend-off-raids-on-rainmakers-by-more-flexible-partner-pay-scheme-30139167/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05Cozen O'Connor takes 8-lawyer team to found state attorney generals group<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cozen-oconnor-takes-8-lawyer-team-to-found-state-attorney-generals-group-46299619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Was13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The controversial practice area of challenging the methods and decisions of state attorney generals is spreading to new firms as Cozen recruits ten specialist professionals - including the 8 lawyers - from Dickstein Shapiro.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cozen-oconnor-takes-8-lawyer-team-to-found-state-attorney-generals-group-46299619/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05Corruption probe given access to tapes of Sarkozy talks with lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/corruption-probe-given-access-to-tapes-of-sarkozy-talks-with-lawyer-36150467/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sar1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Confidential conversations between former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his lawyer can be listened to by corruption investigators, according to the Paris court of appeal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/corruption-probe-given-access-to-tapes-of-sarkozy-talks-with-lawyer-36150467/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05Canadian firms warned to encrypt client data or risk surveillance threat<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/canadian-firms-warned-to-encrypt-client-data-or-risk-surveillance-threat-31381289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Enc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Canadian Anti-Terrrorism Act, now passing through parliament, could mean that law firms which do not encrypt data will imperil the confidentiality of clients - as the security forces will find it easier to get warrants that breach privacy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/canadian-firms-warned-to-encrypt-client-data-or-risk-surveillance-threat-31381289/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05Wall St loses out to firms who compete on profit share for rising stars<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wall-st-loses-out-to-firms-who-compete-on-profit-share-for-rising-stars-92888218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wal14.jpg' border='0'/></a>The traditional big payers in the US market - the Wall St firms - are starting to be left behind by Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and other practices which will pay vastly more to lawyers they identify as rising stars.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wall-st-loses-out-to-firms-who-compete-on-profit-share-for-rising-stars-92888218/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05New York urged to end non-working law firm roles for politicians<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-urged-to-end-non-working-law-firm-roles-for-politicians-19335614/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Following controversy over the relationships between legislators who have earnt millions from law firms without clocking up hours for clients, the state is being asked 'to close the no-show job loophole'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-urged-to-end-non-working-law-firm-roles-for-politicians-19335614/Fri, 08 May 2015 10:05General counsel climb the corporate ladder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-climb-the-corporate-ladder-1784434/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ladder.jpg' border='0'/></a>GCs are increasingly powerful in companies with many making it to the top, according to The GC Excellence survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-climb-the-corporate-ladder-1784434/Thu, 07 May 2015 11:05Top Spanish firms return to turnover growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-spanish-firms-return-to-turnover-growth-16787437/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Spanish flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>The top three firms - Uria Menendez, Cuartrecasas and Garrigues - have all posted revenue rises for their 2014 results - figures that have been boosted by renewed foreign investor interest in the country.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-spanish-firms-return-to-turnover-growth-16787437/Thu, 07 May 2015 10:05DLA spreads discount offer to start-ups across the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-spreads-discount-offer-to-start-ups-across-the-us-28449386/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_275313758.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper is offering discounts of between 35 and 50 per cent to start-ups through a programme called NEST which it started in Texas, has expanded to Arizona and intends to unveil in California.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-spreads-discount-offer-to-start-ups-across-the-us-28449386/Thu, 07 May 2015 10:05Clients of London immigration lawyers await election result before acting<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-of-london-immigration-lawyers-await-election-result-before-acting-81139498/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (10).jpg' border='0'/></a>London - the city which boasts more billionaires per capita - could lose some of its attractions to the extremely wealthy if the Conservatives are ousted from power, according to immigration lawyers and other wealth specialists in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-of-london-immigration-lawyers-await-election-result-before-acting-81139498/Thu, 07 May 2015 10:05Kennedys opens in Moscow on back of insurance disputes rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-opens-in-moscow-on-back-of-insurance-disputes-rise-21104793/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/moscow (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kennedys has set up Kennedys CIS Advocates in Russia in association with a small local team and the intention to focus initially on high value insurance disputes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-opens-in-moscow-on-back-of-insurance-disputes-rise-21104793/Thu, 07 May 2015 11:05Pillsbury to strengthen New York office as chair announces fourth term<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pillsbury-to-strengthen-new-york-office-as-chair-announces-fourth-term-45192652/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (6)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>James Rishwain has been elected chair for a fourth term in which he plans to build up the New York office - but he will retire in late 2016 and will hope to recapture some lost momentum at the firm before that date.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pillsbury-to-strengthen-new-york-office-as-chair-announces-fourth-term-45192652/Thu, 07 May 2015 10:05New York bar exam goes national<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-bar-exam-goes-national-12875750/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (5)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers will be able to practise in a number of states after the changes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-bar-exam-goes-national-12875750/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-31477746/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/solar energy.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-31477746/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05Accenture promotes head of legal to US CEO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/accenture-promotes-head-of-legal-to-us-ceo-15715075/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Accenture.jpg' border='0'/></a>The consulting firm has appointed Julie Spellman Sweet to replace Stephen Rohleder who is retiring.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/accenture-promotes-head-of-legal-to-us-ceo-15715075/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05Eversheds recruits legal chief from Barclays for Hong Kong posting<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/eversheds-recruits-legal-chief-from-barclays-for-hong-kong-posting-79893320/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The former head of the Barclays legal team in the Middle East is moving to Hong Kong to take up a partnership post with Eversheds in the financial services disputes and investigations team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/eversheds-recruits-legal-chief-from-barclays-for-hong-kong-posting-79893320/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05Chinese companies create legal firewalls, says US agency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chinese-companies-create-legal-firewalls-says-us-agency-7127395/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china us.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chinese companies are using tactics to avoid the US courts, according to a US federal agency report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chinese-companies-create-legal-firewalls-says-us-agency-7127395/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05Hogan Lovells chief suggests role of AI is being overstated in law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-chief-suggests-role-of-ai-is-being-overstated-in-law-22409310/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/artificial intelligence.jpg' border='0'/></a>Interviewed five years after the birth of Hogan Lovells, CEO Steve Immelt has given a wide-ranging interview in which he seems confident that firms such as his own will not be threatened by the growing role of artificial intelligence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-chief-suggests-role-of-ai-is-being-overstated-in-law-22409310/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05White & Case pumps up Middle East capital markets team by CC hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-pumps-up-middle-east-capital-markets-team-by-cc-hire-54435999/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dubai (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>White & Case has taken what it calls 'a strategic step' in strengthening its EMEA capital markets team by bringing on board Debashis Dey, formerly head of capital markets in the Middle East for Clifford Chance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-pumps-up-middle-east-capital-markets-team-by-cc-hire-54435999/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05Law firm spilt fuels race to recruit staff in India<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-spilt-fuels-race-to-recruit-staff-in-india-56932492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>The split in Amarchand & Mangaldas - to create two separate firms run by each of the two Shroff brothers - has provoked a race to build up new teams on both sides, making the recruitment market the busiest it has been in five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-spilt-fuels-race-to-recruit-staff-in-india-56932492/Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05